Kip Winger, one of our favorite singers, was just honored by the U.S. military. Here's the official press release announcing the award:
HOLLYWOOD, CA (February 16, 2009) – Multi-platinum recording artist, producer, songwriter Kip Winger was recently presented with an honorary plaque and a historic United States of America flag by The Government of the United States.
In a surprise presentation ceremony during the taping of “Legends & Lyrics” General Harold Cross honored and praised Kip for his work on Winger IV.
The inscription on the plaque reads:
Department of Defense Seal
IN APPRECIATION OF RECORDING ARTIST KIP WINGER AND HIS MUSICAL COMPOSITION
"BLUE SUEDE SHOES" HONORING THE SERVICE AND SACRIFICE OF OUR UNITED STATES ARMED FORCES AND THEIR FAMILIES. OUR SINCERE THANKS, GENERAL HAROLD CROSS
Here's a clip of "Blue Suede Shoes."
There was more to the press release, which I didn't post here. Kip and Reb Beach are working on a new Winger album. I won't lie: I'm very excited and I can't wait. I love Winger and hope that someday soon they get on a killer package tour.